Genesco Inc. made it permanent – at least for a few years.
The named shoe retailer Thomas A. George as senior VP-finance and CFO, efficient 20 october, raising his post from the interim post he had held since December 2020 following the resignation of Melvin G. Tucker. He is expected to hold this position for at least March 2024.
Previously, George served nine years as CFO of global footwear company Deckers Brands, where, during his tenure, the company doubled its revenue and quadrupled its market capitalization.
Earlier in his career, George was CFO of Oakley, the global eyewear brand. He has held the same position in companies in the technology and medical device industries.
“Given his vast experience and extensive experience in the footwear business, Tom is uniquely qualified to be the Chief Financial Officer of Genesco. Tom has made significant contributions since joining Genesco late last year, ”said Mimi E. Vaughn, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO. “He is an exceptional leader. , and his strategic insight, strong financial leadership and in-depth knowledge of the footwear industry have been invaluable as we move through the end of the pandemic. Tom is a valued member of Genesco’s leadership team, and we look forward to working with him as we drive value by executing our footwear-focused strategies of accelerating digital and omnichannel, reshaping our cost structure and develop the brand side of Genesco’s business. “
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Based in Nashville, Genesco sells footwear and accessories in more than 1,435 retail stores in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, primarily under the names Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Little Burgundy, Schuh, Schuh Kids, Johnston & Murphy.